I woke up bright (really, it was very, very dark) & early this morning to get the final video tutorial uploaded as well as catch up on Friends of Knitting Sarah Ravelry Group. I had a couple new KAL knitters to add to the master list — welcome! and yes, you can still join! — as well get that Resource Thread all linked up. Of course, I had to partake in some general chat, too. Oftentimes during a day I will hop on to read the comments, but don’t have the chance to respond right away so I pop on when I can — usually when it is very, very dark outside –when I can steal a few moments to type away. I’m so glad for those moments as this group is really so much fun & just full of great ideas!
Today, though, I am here to post the final video tutorial for the Churchmouse Yarns & Teas Basic Sock in 2 Gauges: the Kitchener stitch. I must confess that I love the Kitchener stitch. I love doing it, I loved teaching it — I just love it. It is one of those knitting techniques that in the beginning always feels like you have to remember just one too many details to succeed — kind of like you are walking a tightrope while trying to steady a spinning plate on your head. Clear your mind, remain calm, follow the instructions, find your rhythm, and you’ll discover that there is a beautiful harmony to it. It’s like learning a dance and once you get the hang of it — it’s like your feet don’t even have to touch the ground. It also creates a bulk-less, smooth end to your sock’s toe, so flowery words aside & even if you aren’t quite as smitten as I am, it’s worth the effort for that perfectly comfy toe.
Without further ado, here’s how to finish off your Churchmouse Yarns & Teas Basic Sock.
And there’s that toe…
And a finished sock?
Are you dreaming of that next sock yet? I know I am. In fact, I may have started a new one last night…
I just couldn’t help myself. Another Churchmouse Yarns & Teas Basic Sock, on the road to warming my husband’s feet. Thanks to the inspiration of the Socks with Sarah KAL I think 2014 is going to be a great year for socks!